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    Voigtlander Bessa III 667

    There is a new Medium Format Rangefinder Camera that can make either 6x6 or 6x7 photos. It is the new Voigtlander Bessa III 667. You can read about this camera at: http://www.adorama.com/VTB3667.html?...er+Bessa+3+667
    What do you think about it?
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    It could be my travelling MF camera or maybe I will go for a Plaubel Makina 67. It's a pity the C.V. Bessa III has only a 3,5/80mm lens. Plaubel has an El Nikkor 2,8/80mm lens.

    BTW here are the specifications of the Cosina Voigtländer:
    http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigt...dih7jzjul.html

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    Robert

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    It looks like a wonderful camera. The only drawback is that steep price.
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    Well the price is Eur. 1975,- and after looking at the other specs I am going for the Bessa III 667 camera. It's very compact and the other specifications are OK.
    Keep in mind that I withdraw the VAT (19%) so that the nett price is Eur. 1660,- and three years warranty.

    best regards,

    Robert

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    I know someone who has just acquired this camera, though he purchased it directly from Japan so it is called a Fuji.

    His initial report is very positive in that the camera is compact and light, easy to handle, and image quality is on a par with that of Mamiya 7II, against which he has been testing.

    This Bessa III is definitely on my radar screen as it seems to be an ideal film travel camera.

    Sandy

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    I just tried the camera and to say it in one word: GREAT!
    The handling is very easy and the exposure is very accurate. One interesting detail: The (electronic) shutter is even more quiet then my M7 (Leica). I am sure the camera will find it's way to the right users.

    A really recommended roll film range finder camera!

    Best regards,

    Robert

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    A small impression of the quality of this camera.
    Film: Rollei Pan 200 iso 160. Developer: AM74/RHS 8:30 minutes.


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    Any color neg?

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    Robert,

    Thanks for posting the picture. I just picked my camera up today. My initial impressions are quite favorable, though it is suprisingly heavier than I thought. I am looking forward to getting out with it this week.

    Gary
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    Thanks for posting your first impressions, Robert & Gary. I'm really interested in hearing how this camera works out. It's a bit over my budget at the moment, but I can see one in my future at some point.

    I'd be particularly interested in downloading a few high res JPEGs, if someone doesn't mind posting them.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
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